A monumental oil painting by the famous California artist Ralph Love, who was born in Los Angeles in 1907 and died in Escondido in 1992. He was most well known for his Grand Canyon and California landscapes. He painted with Sam Hyde Harris for two years but was largely self taught. Barry Goldwater owned several "canyons" by Love and once referred to him as the greatest artist he knew. Earle Stanley Gardner commissioned a painting by Love for his ranch. Love's desert scenes are represented as dioramas at the Palm Springs Museum. Other museums honoring his work are the Frontier Museum in Temecula, the Mission Inn in Riverside, the North Arizona Museum in Flagstaff, the Phillips 66 Museum in Oklahoma, the Leaning Tree Museum in Boulder. He is listed in "Early California Painters from 1840-1940 by Edgar Hughes. He is listed in the "Southwest Art Magazine" book of artists, " Prize Winning Paintings published in New York, and has been featured more than once in Western Art Digest, Art of The Rockies and Art of the West. Love also taught art and would meet with students in the Art Shack in Temecula that he opened in the fifties. The painting is excellent original condition. It is entitled "Canyon Morning from Yavapai Point" signed and dated 1984 on reverse. It is also signed in the lower left on the front. It is in a fine custom contemporary frame. It needs only to hang on a wall and be enjoyed. The painting has great color and fine detail. It measures 30.5" x 40" (unframed ) and 39.5 x 49.5 (framed).
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